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Dr. Maureen Aniakudo


1964 - 2018 Notice Condolences
Dr. Maureen Aniakudo Notice
Aniakudo, Dr. Maureen Dr. Maureen Obiamaka (Gracious of heart) Aniakudo was born to the late Hugh Obiesili and Mary Aniakudo on October 30th, 1964 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Christ King School (Wauwatosa, WI); Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (Milwaukee, WI); and Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). Upon graduating from Darmouth, Maureen became the second African American female firefighter in Milwaukee Fire Department. She and the first Black female firefighter, Valerie Matthews, developed a fast friendship, which has continued to this day. Maureen became an EMT-D for the department, part of the Dive Team, participating in Deep Tunnel Rescue and fighting fires for ten years until she was stricken with Sudden Death Syndrome in 1997 and she was forced to retire. Although Maureen was forced to retire from fighting fires, she did not stop living or working. Maureen remained committed to saving lives as she pursued a degree in medicine from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. After graduation with degree in hand, She moved d to San Antonio, Texas where she worked at Baptist Medical Center and later at Seaton Medical Harbor Heights in Killeen, Texas. While in San Antonio, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she completed her residency in Psychiatry. As a licensed Psychiatrist doctor, Maureen contracted with the Armed Forces and worked with soldiers who suffered with PTSD and other mental difficulties. Maureen's greatest passion was her love of her daughter Elise. She made sure she received an education that was both richly academic and highly experiential. To that end, Elise has a college degree as a result and employment. Maureen was born to Eternal Life on June 3rd, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Obiesilli Okafor Aniakudo, her maternal grand parents Mary and Frank Rigler and paternal grandparents Samuel Aniakudo Okafor and Magdeline Ogbaji Iweanya Okafor. Maureen's departure from this earthly existence is mourned by her daughter Elise Blackmon, mother Mary Aniakudo, sister Patricia Aniakudo, brother Obiesili Aniakudo II (Ann). Her family also includes nephews Gabriel and Obiesili III and nieces Brianna and Emery. She is also survived by many relatives in Nigeria including uncles Conrad Edozie Okafor and Samuel Onyere Okafor and aunts Patricia Anene Okafor Anionwu, Florence Obianuju Iwenofu, and Edith Obiageli Okafor (Ndiwe). Maureen's Memorial Service is being held June 16, 2018 at 10AM at Divine Savior Holy Angels Nun's Chapel 4257 N. 100th St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Dr. Maureen Aniakudo Scholarship at Divine Savior Holy Angels. The family is served by:
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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